As we get close to the end of the season, folks start to ask us when we stop sailing. Here is your answer! This year our scheduled closing date is Sunday, October 21st; we will be offering two hour tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3:00p.m. for the rest of the season. Click here to make your reservation today!
It won’t be long before the tall ships, the windjammers; the schooners will all be in Camden harbor. I hope everybody gets a chance this Labor Day Weekend to come down and see the “Camden Maine Windjammer Festival” and enjoy all of the activities. The fleet will be arriving on Friday August 31, 2012 between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We still have some tickets available for the 12:00 pm “windjammer Sail-in” trip on Friday. Everybody will get a chance to see the boats at the dock in Camden, but only a hand full will get to sail by them with all of their sails up. Also, the Schooner Olad still has some tickets available for our regular tours, during the festival, as well. If you want to buy tickets call 207-236-2323 or go online at https://secure.maineschooners.com/reservations/new/1 .
Our last trip of the day is by far the most relaxing and most romantic. Unwind from your day as you enjoy the calm sea breeze and the lovely scenery Penobscot Bay has to offer. Watch for wildlife, lighthouses, big estates, and other gorgeous ships. But the most beautiful thing you will see on this sail is the magnificent sunset. As you sit aboard the Olad watch the sun go down behind the mountains, the only mountain range that touches the Atlantic Ocean from here to South America. This sunset is truly unique. We also have a cushioned cockpit that will make your sail with your friends or family even more intimate. We do not provide food or drinks on the boat but there are no restrictions to what you can bring. The Captain simply doesn’t have the heart to charge $5 for a beer but feel free to bring wine and cheese or anything else you would like. Check our website or call us for times and availability.
Check out the Schooner Olad sailing by the Rockland Breakwater during the Great Schooner Race on July 6th! It was truly a magnificent day for passengers and crew alike!
The weather has been perfect here in Camden Maine. If you are in the area why not experience Camden in a very unique and enjoyable way by joining us for a ride aboard the Schooner Olad!
If you are vacationing in Maine or if you live in the area why not participate in an enjoyable, rare, and truly Maine experience! On July 17th from 2:30-8:45pm the Schooner Olad is hosting a very special event: a half day sail and a lobster bake! Spend a relaxing afternoon aboard the Olad while she sails around Penobscot Bay. The Olad will sail through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island. Explore Warren Island State Park while the crew prepares a Maine lobster bake for you and your family! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
The past few days have been beautiful and these sunny days are suppose to continue!
While you’re in town for the Forth of July don’t miss a relaxing and enjoyable sail aboard the Schooner Olad! It is the perfect activity to do on your vacation!
Also, we have a special half day sail and lobster bake coming up on July 17th! The Schooner Olad will sail around Penobscot Bay and through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island. Spend time exploring Warren Island State Park while we prepare a traditional Maine Lobster Bake for you!
We’re off to a great start to the season here in Camden, Maine!
May offered up some very warm and sunny days, perfect for sailing! Although June is a little shy in getting warmer, this coming weekend looks to be beautiful. Sunny and in the 70’s!
We hope you’ll consider joining us for a great sail and if you want something “extra special”, why not come sailing on Father’s Day or for our Summer Solstice?
The Father’s Day sail, on June 17th , will feature Dad. Dad gets to sail for half off if accompanied by a family member and our sailing times that day are 10-12a.m., 12:30-2:30p.m., 3-5p.m., 5:15-7:15p.m., or sunset sail from 7:15-9:15p.m. Come on and treat Dad right!
Our Summer Solstice sail is on the longest day of the year, June 21st from 4:15-6:15a.m. That’s right, it’s early so you can be the first to witness the sunrise from the comfort of the Olad while enjoying warm coffee or tea and fresh baked goods. The colors of the sunrise will amaze you and if it’s anything like last year, it will be truly spectacular, including porpoises dancing around the boat and seals busying themselves with fishing for their first meal of the day. Cadillac Mtn. is also a special place to see the sunrise, but why be surrounded by a large crowd when you can be on the Bay with only a few individuals sailing peacefully on the Olad. The word must have gotten out that last year’s trip was unique because we are already half booked, so don’t wait!
As usual, the Olad team looks forward to greeting you on the dock or in the store and we look forward to a fabulous summer in Camden. See you soon!
Well, we are ready. We have been for two weeks. The Crew needs something to do so I said, "Why not run a weekend early." And so we begin the year with a soft start. The schooner will make its first sail with passengers on Friday May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm. The schedule will be as follows. We will run a 12:30pm trip and a 3:00pm trip on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We will be closed Monday thru Wednesday.. Then, we will have our official Start on Thursday May 17, 2012, and run the full schedule starting this day.(10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm) I am so excited.